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📝Arsenal vs Manchester City Match Preview: Prediction & Lineups

Sun 15 December 2019 | 13:06

A very exciting Premier League match is coming up as Arsenal and Manchester City are going to go against each other tonight.

Arsenal

and

Manchester City

are going to face each other tonight, as

The Gunners

will host

The Citizens

at

Emirates Stadium

in Matchday17 of

Premier League

.

Arsenal are currently ninth in Premier League with 22 points while ManCity are third with 32 points. You also need to know that Liverpool are currently the leaders with 49 points.

Arsenal vs Manchester City News

Here is all you need to know about Arsenal vs Manchester City match in advance:

Arsenal in details

Arsenal have finally turned the page of not winning matches, after their recent 3-1 win over West Ham in the Premier League thanks to Freddie Ljungberg who gave them some much-needed confidence. It also has to be mentioned that the team are currently first in group F of UEFA Europa League with 11 points.

Ljungberg will miss Dani Ceballos, Holding, and Tierney for this match all due to injuries. This is while Bellerin, Pepe, and Xhaka are also questionable due to the same reason.

Manchester City in details

On the other side of the pitch, there are City. The Citizens haven’t had a brilliant season this year as they are currently third in the chart while their main rivals are first with a 17 points difference.

City have more recently won their match over Dinamo Zagreb in Champions League with a 4-1 result, after defeating against Man United last weekend with a 2-1 result.

Pep Guardiola will also miss a group of players for this match, including Sane, Laporte, Aguero, and Stones all due to injuries. David Silva and Ederson may also be out due to injury and illness.

Head-to-Head Record

These are the facts worth mentioning from the history books:

Arsenal have lost their last four Premier League meetings with Manchester City. The last time they lost five consecutive top-flight matches against a side was against Manchester United between September 1983 and August 1985.

Manchester City have won their last two Premier League away games against Arsenal. That is more than they had in their previous 32 top-flight visits to Highbury/Emirates Stadium.

Manchester City could become the first team to win three consecutive top-flight away games against Arsenal since West Ham between 1991 and 1995.

Following their 3-1 win at West Ham on Monday, Arsenal are looking to secure back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since August.

Manchester City have already lost four Premier League games this season, as many as they did in the whole of 2018-19. However, the Citizens have won 10 of their last 11 top-flight games in London.

In all competitions, Arsenal have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three home games. They’ve not done so in four consecutively since December 1965.

Arsenal have conceded the first goal in each of their last five Premier League games. They have never conceded first in six consecutive matches in the competition. However, no side has won more points from losing positions in the Premier League this season than the Gunners.

Man City’s Sergio Agüero has scored eight goals in his last eight appearances against Arsenal in all competitions. Since the Argentine joined Man City in 2011, he’s scored more goals against the Gunners in all competitions than any other player.

Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette is the highest Premier League scorer this season with 100% of his goals coming at home. Meanwhile, Man City’s Gabriel Jesus is the highest scorer with 100% of his goals coming in away games.

Gabriel Martinelli scored on his first Premier League start for Arsenal in their 3-1 win at West Ham. Only three players have scored on both of their first two starts in the competition for the Gunners.

Possible lineups

Arsenal (4-3-2-1)

: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Chambers, Kolasinac, Torreira, Guendouzi, Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli, Aubameyang.

Manchester City (4-3-3)

: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling.

Match info

Date:

Saturday, 17 December

​Time:

17:30 CET

Venue:

Emirates Stadium

​Referee:

​ ​Paul Tierney

Prediction

Both teams are getting back in shape and will try to win the match tomorrow.  Arsenal will have self-confidence after winning their first league game and City will want to bounce back. Overall, after monitoring both teams’ performances, we assume that Man City have a better chance to win the match as they have performed better so far. 

Which team will be the winner in your opinion? Leave your comment in the comment section.


source: SportMob